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Postecoglou recommends Tottenham move for highly rated South Korea attacker labelled ‘Little Son’

Celtic manager Angelos Postecoglou celebrates at the end of the Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow

Tottenham are reportedly considering a move for FC Seoul winger Kang Seong-jin this summer, with a recommendation said to have come from new boss Ange Postecoglou.

The 20-year-old is viewed as one of the rising stars of Korean football, with a report from the Sunday Mirror labelling the attacker ‘Little Son’ after Spurs and South Korea legend Son Heung-min.

Kang has only scored three times in 57 games since making his breakthrough into Souel’s starting XI back in 2021 but his all-round play has made him one of the players to watch in Asia.

The Mirror claims that Kang is already attracting interest from Europe, with Tottenham and Celtic both said to be keen on the player.

The publication adds even though the Glasgow giants have already expressed a concrete interest in Kang, Spurs could now step up their interest in the South Korea international following the recent appointment of Postecoglou.

Moving to north London would see Kang link up with his international skipper Son, who has also been trying to convince the club to move for Napoli centre-back Kim Min-jae for some time.

Postecoglou’s expertise within the Asian market is clearly behind the interest in Kang, with the Australian having competed in the AFC Champions League during his time in Japan as well as his homeland.

With that in mind, it’s expected that Tottenham will explore the Asian market thoroughly for potential bargains – although Postecoglou is wary of how much of a step up the Premier League is compared to Asian football and also the Scottish Premiership.

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